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Our Staff

Senior Pastor

Darrell Crawford

Pastor Darrell and his wife Angie were married in July of 1995. The Lord has blessed Pastor Darrell and Angie with two children: Austin and Grace. God called Darrell to be a pastor in November, 2005. He served as pastor of Lafayette Baptist church from 2006 – 2010, and then in July 2010, God led the Crawford’s to Living Hope Baptist Church.
Pastor Darrell’s goal is to live, serve, and preach in a way that would lead others to have a passion for Jesus Christ and His glorious Gospel.


Worship Pastor

Tom Drake

Pastor Tom and his wife Barb have been married over 50 years.  They have 3 married children and 5 grand-children.  Tom has been in ministry for over 40 years and served in churches in Iowa, Texas, Maryland and Kentucky.  He served as Worship/Education pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church from 1994 – 2017.  Tom began serving at Living Hope August of 2017.

Tom loves leading a blended style of worship that both honors our Lord and edifies the body of believers.  It is he desire to see our congregation sing with praise overflowing from a heart full of love and joy for our Savior.

Discipleship & Education Pastor

Brad White

Pastor Brad and his wife Cassie have been married since 2001. They have a daughter, Olivia. Brad is from Paducah and Cassie grew up (mainly) in Hopkinsville. Together they served as missionaries for eight years in Peru and Ecuador. Brad has also served in church planting, missions and the pastorate in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Pastor Brad is passionate about seeing believers grow in Christ and serve him as they live out their faith together in the local church.

Connections & Care PAstor

Jacob Workman

Pastor Jacob is a Hopkinsville native. The Lord called Jacob to Himself while he was studying at Murray State University. Since then, Jacob spent two and a half years living in Louisville studying at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jacob Is finishing his master’s in biblical counseling. He has been married to his wife, Aerin since April 2022. 
Pastor Jacob’s goal is to serve the people of Western Kentucky. He longs to strengthen the church through expository teaching. Jacob also loves to share the hope that he has in Jesus Christ with others who may not know Christ.

Pastor's Assistant

Paula Yoakum

Paula Yoakum has lived in Hopkinsville for most of her life. She and her husband Eddie have been married since 1993. Paula’s mother and father, Paul and Bonnie Hester, were charter members of Living Hope Baptist.
Paula has a heart for missions and has been to Brazil multiple times and to Ecuador to help spread the gospel.
Her husband teaches a Sunday School class and the two of them have led a Community Group on Thursday nights since 2018 and still continue to do so.
She loves her church family and feels called to help serve in any way the Lord may lead.

Administrative Assistant

& Financial Administrator

Taylor Greene

Taylor Greene is a Hopkinsville native. She and her husband Jonathan have been married just a little over a year and enjoy spending time with family. Taylor also likes to cook and she loves music. Because God used worship to bring her through difficult seasons in her life, she has a heart to lead God’s people to Him through worship.

Technology Coordinator

Kelli Taylor

Originally from Appalachia, Kelli has lived locally for a little over 10 years now with her husband, Mark, and their two children. They spend a lot of their time in Hopkinsville, and their family joined Living Hope Baptist Church in 2016, along with Kelli's parents.
Kelli has worked on various freelance website, photography, and graphic design projects and currently spends much of her time homeschooling her children.